Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

53-6011 Bridge and Lock Tenders

Operate and tend bridges, canal locks, and lighthouses to permit marine passage on inland waterways, near shores, and at danger points in waterway passages. May supervise such operations. Includes drawbridge operators, lock operators, and slip bridge operators.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
3,280 3.6 % $22.22 $46,210 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.45 $17.10 $23.14 $26.65 $29.01
Annual Wage (2) $25,900 $35,570 $48,120 $55,440 $60,350


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,150 0.06 $24.89 $51,780
Local Government (OES Designation) 880 0.02 $19.87 $41,330
State Government (OES Designation) 730 0.03 $20.30 $42,220
Rail Transportation 310 0.14 $24.35 $50,650

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rail Transportation 310 0.14 $24.35 $50,650
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,150 0.06 $24.89 $51,780
State Government (OES Designation) 730 0.03 $20.30 $42,220
Local Government (OES Designation) 880 0.02 $19.87 $41,330

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,150 0.06 $24.89 $51,780
Rail Transportation 310 0.14 $24.35 $50,650
State Government (OES Designation) 730 0.03 $20.30 $42,220
Local Government (OES Designation) 880 0.02 $19.87 $41,330
Support Activities for Water Transportation (8) (8) $17.68 $36,770


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Louisiana 410 0.21 8.83 $17.13 $35,630
New York 320 0.04 1.51 $19.97 $41,530
Illinois 290 0.05 2.09 $28.49 $59,260
New Jersey 270 0.07 2.90 $24.12 $50,180
Wisconsin 170 0.06 2.52 $22.52 $46,850




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Louisiana 410 0.21 8.83 $17.13 $35,630
West Virginia 60 0.09 3.56 $24.37 $50,680
New Jersey 270 0.07 2.90 $24.12 $50,180
Wisconsin 170 0.06 2.52 $22.52 $46,850
Mississippi 60 0.06 2.29 $20.57 $42,790




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Illinois 290 0.05 2.09 $28.49 $59,260
Minnesota 100 0.04 1.48 $26.24 $54,570
Iowa 50 0.03 1.36 $25.65 $53,350
Missouri 40 0.01 0.60 $25.37 $52,770
Pennsylvania 120 0.02 0.86 $24.48 $50,910





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 130 0.23 9.58 $17.13 $35,640
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 120 0.02 0.95 $20.02 $41,640
Pittsburgh, PA 110 0.10 4.09 $24.42 $50,800
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 110 0.03 1.18 $32.65 $67,920
Baton Rouge, LA 100 0.26 10.60 $19.10 $39,720
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 90 0.09 3.51 $23.27 $48,390
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 60 0.04 1.56 $24.30 $50,550
Ocean City, NJ 50 1.40 57.88 $26.77 $55,690
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 50 0.08 3.51 $16.99 $35,340
St. Louis, MO-IL 30 0.03 1.04 $28.60 $59,490




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Ocean City, NJ 50 1.40 57.88 $26.77 $55,690
Baton Rouge, LA 100 0.26 10.60 $19.10 $39,720
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 130 0.23 9.58 $17.13 $35,640
Pittsburgh, PA 110 0.10 4.09 $24.42 $50,800
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 90 0.09 3.51 $23.27 $48,390
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 50 0.08 3.51 $16.99 $35,340
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 60 0.04 1.56 $24.30 $50,550
St. Louis, MO-IL 30 0.03 1.04 $28.60 $59,490
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 110 0.03 1.18 $32.65 $67,920
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 120 0.02 0.95 $20.02 $41,640




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 110 0.03 1.18 $32.65 $67,920
St. Louis, MO-IL 30 0.03 1.04 $28.60 $59,490
Ocean City, NJ 50 1.40 57.88 $26.77 $55,690
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN (8) (8) (8) $25.63 $53,320
Pittsburgh, PA 110 0.10 4.09 $24.42 $50,800
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 60 0.04 1.56 $24.30 $50,550
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 90 0.09 3.51 $23.27 $48,390
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $21.56 $44,840
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 120 0.02 0.95 $20.02 $41,640
Baton Rouge, LA 100 0.26 10.60 $19.10 $39,720

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 70 0.61 25.21 $23.05 $47,950
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 60 0.44 18.02 $17.95 $37,330
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 60 0.30 12.43 $21.56 $44,840
Southwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 40 0.67 27.81 $26.75 $55,630
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 40 0.26 10.74 $24.89 $51,780

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 40 0.67 27.81 $26.75 $55,630
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 70 0.61 25.21 $23.05 $47,950
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 60 0.44 18.02 $17.95 $37,330
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 60 0.30 12.43 $21.56 $44,840
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 40 0.26 10.74 $24.89 $51,780

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 40 0.67 27.81 $26.75 $55,630
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 40 0.17 6.90 $26.66 $55,460
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 40 0.26 10.74 $24.89 $51,780
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 70 0.61 25.21 $23.05 $47,950
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 60 0.30 12.43 $21.56 $44,840


About May 2014 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015